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SILER CITY –– Vidas De Esperanza se ha asociado con UNC para ofrecer cuidado dental gratis a los residentes de los bajos ingresos en Siler City – con $200 en … more
There’s something about shock and awe that sticks with you. Twenty years ago, my workshop for newspaper journalists at a conference center outside Warsaw, Poland, was interrupted with the … more
PITTSBORO — Dance moves, high kicks and joy were in abundance at Seaforth High School on Saturday for the annual Special Olympics North Carolina statewide cheerleading competition. The event … more
MONCURE — Lisa Palmer, like many of her neighbors, grew up in Moncure and has lived there all her life.  Now, at 71 years old, she fears for the future of her beloved community, and the … more
PITTSBORO — When Pittsboro Mayor Cindy Perry walked up to the podium during the Burlington City Council meeting last week, she hoped the council would listen to — or, better yet, have a … more
Lee Smith wasn’t exactly born a writer, but her journey to becoming one of the South’s most beloved novelists began early enough. Her first foray in putting pen to paper, and getting … more
SANFORD — When Gage Lindley first heard about a fairly new statewide scholarship, it didn’t exactly rock his world. On one hand, the Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship … more
PITTSBORO — During senior year of high school, it can feel like an overwhelming task to decide which direction your future should go.  If you decide you want to go to college, there can … more
When I went to high school, I lived in Elizabeth City. Way back then, we had horse-less carriages and gas was only about 50 cents a gallon.  So, on the weekend, we would hop into our vehicles … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County continues to get “looks” from potential industries having responded to 22 requests for information and hosted five project visits in the last few months, … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Republican Party Convention was held on March 18 at Horton Middle School in Pittsboro.  Executive committee officers elected for 2023-2025 were … more
SILER CITY — Mountaire Farms is partnering with hundreds of churches and non-profits in four states to provide complete meals for families in need at Easter.   Each Mountaire Cares box … more
PITTSBORO — Commissioners met in two sessions on Monday, including a special work session to discuss a new system development fee and a regular meeting, where they approved a preliminary plat … more
United Way of North Carolina’s annual Spirit of North Carolina Award celebrates organizations for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising and volunteer efforts, outstanding … more
For more than a decade we’ve studied the problem exhaustively, we’ve talked about it almost incessantly, we’ve engaged the latest curriculum du jour, and have spent more than $50 … more
Oh no, oh no! I got swamped! Swamped by an intended kindness gone awry. You want to know what transpired? Well, remember, you asked! During a recent interaction with a person I’d not met … more
North Carolina is about to become the 40th state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. The bill drew huge, bipartisan majorities of legislators. Republican leaders resisted … more
When my first grandchild Charlotte was born just over a week ago, my simultaneous reactions were: “It’s about time,” and, “I’m not ready for this.” As … more
Phillip Gerard’s latest book, “North Carolina in the 1950s: the decade in motion,” came out in early March. That might sound impossible because Gerard died last year on Nov. 7. … more
North Carolina is the birthplace of miniature golf. Like Ohio mistakenly claims to be “first in flight,” Tennessee makes false claims on putt-putt. Don’t be fooled. Shipping … more
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